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Mike Leigh was born on February 20, 1943 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). He was previously married to Alison Steadman. See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 107 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Secrets & Lies Director
(1996)
Happy-Go-Lucky Director
(2008)
Another Year Director
(2010)
Naked Director
(1993)

Filmography

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 2018 Peterloo
 2014 Mr. Turner
 2012 A Running Jump (Short)
 2010 Another Year
 2004 Vera Drake
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
 1997 Career Girls
 1993 Naked
 1992 A Sense of History (TV Movie)
 1990 Life Is Sweet
 1988 High Hopes
 1987 The Short & Curlies (TV Short)
 1984 Four Days in July (TV Movie)
 1983 Meantime (TV Movie)
 1982 Five-Minute Films (TV Series short) (5 episodes)
- Afternoon (1982)
- A Light Snack (1982)
- Probation (1982)
- Old Chums (1982)
 1973-1982 Play for Today (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Home Sweet Home (1982)
- Who's Who (1979)
- Abigail's Party (1977)
- Nuts in May (1976)
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Grown-Ups (1980)
 1975-1976 Second City Firsts (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Knock for Knock (1976)
 1973 Scene (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- A Mug's Game? (1973)
 1971 Bleak Moments
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Solo DVD commentary for his movie All or Nothing (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 11 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike Leigh OBE

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

My tragedy as a filmmaker now is that there is a very limited ceiling on the amount of money anyone will give me to make a film. Because they don't know what it's going to be about and because I won't use stars and because there isn't a script. And I really passionately want to have the resources to paint on a much bigger canvas. See more »

Trivia:

His production company is Thin Man Films, founded with the late Simon Channing Williams in 1989, which was a misnomer considering their build and it is still the same now as his new partner is Georgina Lowe.. See more »

Trademark:

Protagonists who are intelligent misfits who refuse to conform to society's norms and expectations. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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